February 28, 20191st2nd3rd4thFinal
TSU Lady Tigers108231657
Southeast Missouri2424221181
Stats at a GlanceTSUSEMOW
FG Percentage.328 (20-61) .627 (32-51)
3P FG Percentage.059 (1-17) .545 (6-11)
FT Percentage.800 (16-20) .733 (11-15)
Offensive Rebounds103
Defensive Rebounds1833
Total Rebounds2836
Turnovers1417
Steals78
Bench Points3544
LeadersTSUSEMOW
PointsWOOTEN - 18
THOMPSON - 32
ReboundsWOOTEN - 7
ALLEN - 9
AssistsWOOTEN - 4
PRUITT - 7
StealsWOOTEN - 2
THOMPSON - 3
BlocksWOOTEN - 1
PRIMAS - 1
BALOGUN - 1
Slow Start Hurts TSU in Loss to SEMO
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Slow Start Hurts TSU in Loss to SEMO
Tia Wooten led TSU with 18 points and seven rebounds. Photo by Aaron Palmer

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Final Score: Tennessee State 57 – Southeast Missouri 81
Records: TSU (5-24, 5-12 OVC) – SEMO (12-15, 7-9 OVC)
Venue: Show Me Center
Location: Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Cape Girardeau, Mo. --- The Tennessee State University women’s basketball team could not overcome a slow start in a, 87-51, loss to Southeast Missouri Thursday night in the Show Me Center.

TSU struggled the entire first half and fell behind by as many as 36 points. The Lady Tigers turned things around after the break and managed to outscore the Redhawks, 39-33. It wasn’t enough, however, to close the gap.

Tia Wooten led TSU with 18 points while Cebria Outlow added 12.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • TSU Leaders
    • Points: Tia Wooten – 18
    • Rebounds: Tia Wooten – 7
    • Assists: Tia Wooten – 4
    • Steals: Tia Wooten - 2

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Empty possessions along with missed defensive assignments led to TSU quickly falling behind, 10-0.
  • TSU was trailing, 14-2, when two free-throws from Cebria Outlow sparked a 6-0 run that closed the gap to, 14-8.
  • The Redhawks responded with a 10-0 run to stretch the advantage to, 24-8.
  • Terrysha Banner scored to end a nearly three-minute scoring drought and made the score, 24-10, at the end of the first quarter.
  • SEMO carried the momentum into the second period and after scoring six straight points, went on to outscore TSU, 14-4, over a span of four minutes.
  • By halftime, TSU fell into a 48-18 hole.
  • TSU outscored SEMO, 23-22, in the third frame but went into the final stanza down, 70-41.
  • TSU started the fourth quarter with a 6-3 run and outscored the opponent, 16-11, in the last 10-minutes but the deficit proved too much to overcome.

GAME NOTES

  • The 18-point first half was TSU’s second lowest of the season. Against Austin Peay, the Lady Tigers scored 16 points in the first half.

UP NEXT

  • TSU will conclude the regular season with a Saturday matchup at UT Martin. Game time is set for 1 p.m. in Skyhawk Arena.

 

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